Mumbai is different, if compared to other cities
As it’s ancient landmarks still exhale convivialities…..
To begin with, we have Siddhivinayak and Iscon temple
Where people witness their apathy and antipathy
Evolve into serene empathy….
Then to that is our famous Gateway of India
Which embraces the arrival of cosmopolitans
With grandeur and grace equivalent to salute of 21 guns….
Next to that are these nature’s beatific filters
Like Sensuous sunset or divine dawn,
which from eternity one could trace
At Marine drive and Worli Seaface….
Even the city’s ‘Film City’ and ‘The Walk Of Stars’
Speaks for the cinematic world and it’s superstars
Who shed their sweat to set blockbusters like ‘The Fault in Our Stars’….
For fashionistas and foreigners from far away shores
Who believe in exploring vivid trends for their perfect paparazzi pose
Colaba Causeways market and Fashion Street serves the very purpose….
And for the foodies
Is our very welcoming Carter Road Khau galli
As is the church for peace seekers at Mount Mary….
Amidst all these elegant and ebullient landmarks
Mumbai proudly boasts about some traversed stepping stones
And some established milestones….
Like Dhirubi Ambani’s ‘Scrap to skyscraper’ vision
Sachin’s eternal journey with ‘13 coins’ as his souvenir
Or SRK’s ‘Red carpet walk’ from Middle class to Mannat via Maratha Mandir….
And even after some inconceivable events
Like the 26/11 or the recent stampede incidents
Mumbai is still the city were diversity greets unity to heal scars and dents….
And no matter how the future timeline will fare
One to many and many to all, will always call and recall….
A city of all, A city for all….